DrupalCon Boston 2008 - Tracking Event Results with CCK and Views
Audio/Visual sound, color
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We’ll create a site that creates team events and displays the results in various ways, using CCK and Views, similar to the tournament site at http://www.everbloom.us.
The example is a fishing tournament where we record results for each individual tournament, and also keep cumulative results for each team for all events they participate in. This will illustrate some flexible ways to use CCK and Views that could be adapted to any situation where you need to link together people, events, and results.
We’ll create several content types and link them together with nodereference fields, then build calendar views of the tournaments, views that show the cumulative team standings for the year, and views that show detailed results both by tournament and by team. We’ll make the detailed results available both in a tabbed stand-alone view and embedded in the relevant event and team nodes.
This site recipe uses the D5 versions of the following modules:
* Computed Field
* Views Calc
* Auto Node Title
* Flickr and Flickrfield
August 5, 2008
All Drupal CCk-Views users should see this
The best part is using a real world demonstration of the technique. This is the scenario. This is what I did.
Yes, the procedure is complicated, but Nancy does a great job of stepping you through it. I would highly recommend, you first do some basic things with CCK and Views and Computed Fields to get the understanding of what each of them does.
I watched the podcast 3 times. The first time I just watched to see where it was going; the second, to pause and take notes of the process; the third to fill in the blanks I missed so I could apply it to what I needed.
I sincerely hope Nancy finds the time to do more of these real world demonstrations.